Kaywa QR Code Generator
I like QR codes and love them for marketing purposes. There are many QR code generators out there however I like Kaywa's QR Code Generator for the following reasons, they give you four options to generate QR codes for:
I thought of a few ideas for QR Codes and I listed them below with pictures and descriptions, I used this website as examples for the material just to show you some ideas for your local business. If you don't know what QR Codes are here is a description from Wikipedia: QR Codes.
QR Code for Business Cards
QR codes for Business cards, what do you think? here is a sample business card I made up with Microsoft Office and included a QR code on it. If you have more services you want to display on front of your business card I would put it on the back right in the middle making it easy to scan for your mobile device.
I like the idea of having QR codes on business cards for the reason is that usually your business card is given or taken on the go and anyone wanting to learn more about you or your business has the opportunity to learn more about you and your services on their own time.
QR Codes for Products and Services
Qr codes for product information. You see these all over in magazines and other print publications, as you an see here I made up one for a digital product.
There is so much more information that can be learned for potential or existing customers by adding QR codes to Flyers, Menus, handouts, magazines, newspapers etc..
QR codes can link to Digital Downloads on your website as well Apps in Google Play, Amazon, Apple, Slideshare and more.
I think a good practice in adding QR codes for a product or service that links to a call of action like Buy now, or to capture a lead. Did you know that according to a recent survey 64% of Mobile Searches for the restaurant business converts within the hour! Optimizing your website for Local Business should include QR codes to maps so your customers can find your business resulting in more foot traffic to your brick & mortar.
QR codes for Socialization
QR codes for Socialization. I think this is one of the most important pieces of advertising material you can have that you present to your customers. Google and Bing are including Social Signals from other websites as well as their own and displaying them in the organic search results.
Google is using Zagat, Bing is using Foursquare and Facebook for Social search integration. Social Signals are Citations(Reviews) Click Metrics(How Many Clicks) and Shares (Re-tweets, Re-pins) plus others like "Authorship".
Including QR codes on your menus linked to Zagat, Google+ or Foursquare gives your customer the opportunity to check out more offers, coupons, discounts and even leave a review which counts towards higher rankings in the Organic results for local search.
Foursquare now offers discounts for certain check-ins to local businesses. You can add a QR code to your flyer, menu etc.. for your customers to check-in and receive a discount or something free and maybe they will upload a tip and picture praising your local business and the exceptional service they received.
Do you have more ideas for QR codes? Please leave a comment with your ideas or current tactics for marketing with QR codes.
"By Shawn Lippert"
Local Business Website Design, SEO and Internet Marketing Blog
By "Shawn Lippert"